Monday, August 29, 2011

Shocking Globull Warming News...well, not really

Warning - this post contains 'Climate Denial' - if it will offend your sensibilities, you have been warned.

As we posted here, we deny man-made global warming. Warming may (or may not) be happening, but it is hubris to think we are doing it.

In an interesting article, 15 year old research into cosmic rays and the sun as the real culprits in global warming is finally coming to light. Apparently, back in 1996, scientists from CERN (an actual science outfit) tried to publish research tagging cosmic rays and the sun as the real culprits in whatever global warming might be occurring.

Immediately there after, the scientists were under full scale assault by those that did not want their theories aired. It was not a scientific dispute, it was political. To quote the article, the scientists "soon found themselves vilified, marginalized and starved of funding, despite their impeccable scientific credentials.

Now, in 2011, the research has finally been published in the prestigeous journal NATURE. The theory put forward "has been Enemy No. 1 of the global warming establishment ever since it was first proposed" precisely because it undercuts the fundamental tenet of the Church of Global Warming - the man is responsible for it.

And if man is responsible, then we can use this 'fact' to justify huge governmental intrusions into all areas of economic activity. When shown to be false, the premise for this governmental interference likewise evaporates.

There is more to come on this story, but you will have to look hard to find it (or just check back here once in a while) because you are sure not to see it on ABCCBSNBCMSNBCCNN or NPR). Especially since the High Priest of the Church of Global Warming (AlGore) said climate 'deniers' are today's racists. Further, he claimed that 'denier' scientists held their views to get more funding, but climate alarmist scientists would do no such thing.

Let us not overlook the fact that AlGore is making millions and millions selling 'carbon offsets' to those gullible enough to buy them.

Folks, the stakes here are huge. Do not be cowed into being silent about something just because people call you names. Oh - and have a look at the chart below. Seems a lot of climate variation happened before I even owned my first SUV.

Monday, August 8, 2011

The curse of compromise

Imagine you are standing in the center of a teeter-totter. In the middle, you are perfectly balanced.

Now imagine you move to the left by one foot. Suddenly, you are unbalanced - and the left end of your teeter-totter is resting on the dirt.

Two people walk by and see your plight. One (having never been made to take math)suggests you move 3 more feet to the left, the other suggests moving one foot to the right. You decide to ignore the balance point (since you are a 'moderate') you decide instead (so everyone can 'get along') to compromise and move the average distance suggested... one more foot to the left. Result - you are even further from the balance point and your board is now buried in the dirt.

That is what has happened to our country folks. The 'balance' point is a correct constitutional balance between the Federal government and the States and between personal liberty and Government control.

We currently are like 27 feet to the left of the balance point. The Tea Party did not want to crash the government - they simply want us to move closer to the balance point - maybe like 5 feet. The Left wanted to move further to the left - like 8 more feet.

So, the compromise being advocated by the Left (and sadly, you Moderates out there) would move us FURTHER from where we should be.

This is why, correctly, the Tea Party refused the 'grand bargain' because it was no bargain at all. They were painted as (with links lest you think I exaggerate) terrorists and arsonists (from the Vice President, jihadists, obstructionist, of course racist (from an NPR exec-partially funded by taxpayers(because we all know you cannot disagree with a Black president if you are not racist), radical hostage takers , blah blah blah. All this from the party always preaching civility. Now there's a laugher.

No, they were simply standing for a principle- that of returning to a proper sized Federal government. The deficit is not because we tax ourselves to little - it is because the Fed simply spends too much.

I think the left is in panic mode. In a recent Gallup poll, reported here , more people say they support the Tea Party agenda than say the are 'liberal'. When you can't win the battle of ideas, resort to personal attacks?

The net result of the so-called 'debt ceiling crisis'(which was never a crisis)? Sadly, we moved no closer to the proper balance - we simply slowed the move to the Left - our deficits still grow. With patience, and tremendous tenacity - and only if the American people 'get it' - we MIGHT be able to turn the ship of state around. But, at this point, I give us only a 1 in 4 chance.... Sorry for the pessimism, but the times do not really call for optimism.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Back in the saddle

Yah - I have not posted for a long long time.

As Mark McGwire said, I am not here to talk about the past.

Where are we? In a a mess. Well, the US is in a mess, I am living in Europe at the moment, and they are in a really big mess.

How did we get here? Ignoring the Constitutional limits on the Federal Government, plain and simple. The ass=hats in Washington have, for too long, tried to be all things to all people. And we have allowed it - actually encouraged it.

They created the Dept of Education, which educates no one. The Dept of Energy - creates no energy. The Dept of Transportation... you get the idea.

The basic problem is that the Federal govt got too big for their collective britches. Re-read (or, read for the first time if you went to public school) Article One, Section 8 of the Constitution. It outlines the things the Fed is empowered to do.

Now, admittedly, we are decades into the over-reach of the Fed. This does not make it right, it just makes it so.

We are operating under the falsehood of the 'Federal Grant'. A grant for education, for hiring more police, for building a bunch of state and county roads. This is bull shite folks!

What is a Federal 'grant'?

Step one - you take money, in the form of taxes, away from the citizens of a state, say Ohio.

Step two - you give it back to Ohio (in this case) for, say, education. But first, you keep part of it DC, then you attach a bunch of string to it. So... the state gets (part of) their own damned money back ( or maybe some from, say, Michigan, or borrowed from the Chinese) and we are expected to be all joyful? Bullshit. The round-trip to DC just reduced the amount, added strings, and not much else.

How about this - You don't take our money, you don't attach strings, and you let us just do our own thing on education? That is the essence of States Rights (and no, it is NOT racist). States do their own thing - unless it is too big for any one state (Like the national defense).

This is it in a nutshell folks. We have a debt problem because we have a spending problem (not a lack of taxes).. We have a spending problem because we have a run-away Federal government... Which we have because we have abdicated States Rights... Period.. Full stop.

We will never solve this problem with the level of debate now going on in Foggy Bottom... States need to stand up and re-assert their rightful place. DC is the problem, not part of the solution.

And the Tea Party has it exactly half right... spending it a PROBLEM. Allowing the Federal government to be bloated, over-reaching, utopian, and soul-sucking is the other half of the problem.

This is not the time for 1/2 measures.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Proposal for national 'divorce'

Found this on one of the boards I follow:


Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al:

We have stuck together since the late 1950's for the sake of the kids, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has clearly run its course.

Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right for us all, so let's just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way.

Here is a model separation agreement:

--Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a similar portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.

--We don't like redistributive taxes so you can keep them.

--You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU.

--Since you hate guns and war, we'll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military.

--We'll take the nasty, smelly oil industry and you can go with wind, solar and biodiesel.

--You can keep Oprah, Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnell. You are, however, responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move all three of them.

--We'll keep capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart and Wall Street.

--You can have your beloved lifelong welfare dwellers, food stamps, homeless, homeboys, hippies, druggies and illegal aliens.

--We'll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO's and rednecks.

--We'll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood .

--You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we'll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us.

--You can have the peaceniks and war protesters. When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we'll help provide them security.

--We'll keep our Judeo-Christian values.

--You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism, political correctness and Shirley McClain. You can also have the U.N. but we will no longer be paying the bill.

--We'll keep the SUV's, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Subaru station wagon you can find.

--You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors.

--We'll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right.

--We'll keep "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "The National Anthem."

--I'm sure you'll be happy to substitute "Imagine", "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing", "Kum Ba Ya" or "We Are the World".

--We'll practice trickle down economics and you can continue to give trickle up poverty your best shot.

--Since it often so offends you, we'll keep our history, our name and our flag.

Would you agree to this? If so, please pass it along to other like-minded liberal and conservative patriots and if you do not agree, just hit delete. In the spirit of friendly parting, I'll bet you answer which one of us will need whose help in 15 years.

John J. Wall
Law Student and an American

P.S. Also, please take Ted Turner, Sean Penn, Martin Sheen, Barbara Streisand, & Jane Fonda with you.

P.S.S. And you won't have to press 1 for English when you call our country.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The continued fraud of so-called Global Warming.

Yes, it is hot right now...but it is also summer. So don't get your collective panties in a global warming bunch. This will be an abbreviated post, as I am typing on my cellphone.

It seems like a good time to remind ourselves of the kind of folks with which Comrade Obama surrounds himself. Since one in particular has had a lot to say about the goals of global warming policy.

John P. Holdren, who is the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy - also known as the science 'czar' has the following to say..

“Redistribution of wealth both within and among nations is absolutely essential, if a decent life is to be provided to every human being”.

Now, isn't that special. Now we have moved to the point where so-called environmental policy has the aim of providing a decent life for everyone... how utopian, comrade.

He made that comment in reference to the need for carbon taxes and how to move the money around. It is vital to remember that a tax on carbon is a tax on all economic activity. It is tax on your life. What you eat, wear, and drive. It is a tax on your travel and how you heat your home.

And notice, as we have pointed out here before-this has never really been about 'saving the planet'. It is about taking your money and giving it to someone who did not earn it. It is bad enough when we do it domestically (see our previous post), but now we want to do it internationally. Forgive me if I am not excited about sending my money to a country run by some tin horned dictator.

Folks, the core of the global warming hoax is about taking your money and spreading it around the globe.

So when you hear a congress critter talked about 'Cap and Trade', or 'limiting carbon emissions', or similar BS, just say NO....or better yet HELL NO. And remember to vote in November.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Tax code - Thy name is theft

Credit for this story goes to Dr. Walter E. Williams - I paraphrase.

Imagine you are walking down the street and you see an poorly clothed, poorly fed, emaciated homeless women. You are moved by compassion to help her out. So, using your own money, you act. You take her to a resturant and feed her. You buy her some new clothes. You take her to the doctor. How wonderful!! How laudable. Everyone applauds acts of charity.

Now, on the other hand, suppose you act differently. Not wanting to use your own money, you procure a gun. You proceed to take money from a number of people. You use this money to care for the women just as the example above. What do we call this? We call it theft - regardless of your intention at helping the women. Now, what if you get 3 friends to agree with you that your course of action was just? Still theft. 1000 people, still theft. A million people - yes, still theft.

Theft is the taking of property from it's rightful owner and giving it to someone who did not earn it an to whom it does not belong.

Now, what if your name is the IRS? Sanctioned by Congress? Well - now it may legal... but folks, it is still immoral. It is still theft. Just because a group of 535 people in Washington, plus 5 supreme court members agree to the theft... It is still immoral, it is still theft.

Theft is still the taking of property from it's rightful owner and giving it to someone who did not earn it an to whom it does not belong.

Please read the constitution and tell where such thievery is among the enumerated powers of congress.I will save you the time - it is not there. This is not about building a road, or a tank, or supplying a soldier. Those are all legimate powers of the government. Taking one persons property (under the threat of force) and giving to another who did not earn it and to whom it does not belong is immoral. It may, at this point be legal, but it is still immoral.

We have practically killed charity in this country. We have created millions of people who EXPECT the government to steal on their behalf. It has been a disaster. And, folks, the full impact of the disaster yet awaits us. Because now, we have run out of money to steal. We are having to resort to borrowing it -- hoping to steal it from a future generation... Get out and vote in 2010.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Been gone a while - Let's talk about Canada

I am back after a month off of blogging. Why the break? Well, frankly, the whole political mess just depressed the hell out of me. I spent 3 months in Europe on a job assignment - returned May 1. And man, I followed the news from Europe - but being back home and realizing it was real... sucked.

So, about what should I opine?

Obvious choices include:

  • The skyrocketing deficits
  • The (hooray) departure of the anti-Semite Helen Thomas
  • The sad situation concerning the oil spill
  • The nomination of Elana Kagan to the Supreme court
  • The recent primaries around the country
  • The ongoing, illegal, and down-right tacky situation concerning Joe Sestak
  • The increasingly glaring, total, and widespread incompetence of Obama

No - those all bore me. Instead, I would like to talk about our neighbor to the North. The land of free health care, who love to sneer at the meanness of our Health Care system.

Well, try this on for size. The Barlagne family moved from France to Canada five years ago to start a software company. They had temporary work papers. They also had a daughter with Cerebral Palsy.

Fast forward - they are now trying to get their citizenship. But, it is DENIED. Why, because the government says their daughter poses an "excessive burden" to the nation. This is because the medical treatment of the daughter would cost over $5,000 more than the average citizen's care.

Now, Canada prides itself in it's 'single payer' system. It is supposed to be a bastion of care, concern, and sensitivity. But, the sordid side of 'government' funded care is now revealed. They are going to deny care to a 7 year old girl - because of a pre-existing condition (you know, the same kind that Obama promised to ignore) that put an undo 'burden' on the STATE. So, the truth comes out - it is not the little girl that is important - it is the STATE.

Couple this with the fact that England is having to 're-evaluate' it's National Health Service due to out of control costs, and you have a perfect crystal ball for where the US is heading under ObamaCare.

In the end, your options for care will not be determined by YOUR need - but rather by your IMPACT on the system. The needs of the many will outweigh the needs of the few (you).

We need to repeal this mess, and start from scratch. Will we? I don't know - but we sure as hell need to.